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UPDATED: 7-year-old dies in East Fairfield tractor accident

A father and son were trapped in a tractor after the vehicle rolled over on Friday afternoon. The 7-year-old died in the accident, which occurred on a farm in East Fairfield, according to a press release from the Vermont State Police.

The tractor was pulling a manure tanker at the time of the incident and rolled on steep terrain, police said.

The father, Luke Howrigan, was able to free himself but could not remove the child from the tractor cab.

Grady Howrigan was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was transported to Northwestern Medical Center, treated for non-threatening injuries and released.

Heavy equipment operators removed the body of the child from the tractor.

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  • Dennis Works

    Sad. I pray for the family and friends of this young man.